Food Skills Expert

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Entertaining Mathematically

Teaching food skills is also a wonderful way of showcasing other life skills - mathematics!
Young people, especially those who may lack an aptitude for mathematics, seldom see the connection of how mathematics operates in our everyday lives.
In my junior year 7 food skills classes, we discussed how isosceles traingles are used when we make spinach and cheese triangles.  This was a great way of combining geometric and food skills - encasing a spinach and cheese filling in filo pastry by folding it into a rectangle and then into a triangle!
Click on to access the lesson and the recipe!

Our next lesson was producing Savoury Pinwheels using a scone dough encased with a tomato salsa, capsicum and champignon filling as a way of learning about rectangles! Visit  

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